electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
Live streaming at radio.electro-music.com

  host / artist show at your time
  Faux Pas Quartet and friends Music From Last Thursday
Please visit the chat
 Forum index » News... » Gear News
The impOSCar
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [13 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12096
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 33
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 4:42 am    Post subject: The impOSCar Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
The impOSCar

GMEDIA Music continue their line of classic synthesiser emulations with the impOSCar. This plug-in instrument is based on the original UK-designed OSCar synthesiser, released in 1984 and which subsequently became a favourite instrument of Ultravox, S-express, Jean Michel Jarre and Underworld. Only 2000 OSCars were ever produced and today it remains a highly sought after instrument due to its unmistakable blitzkrieg sound quality and unique feature-set.



The impOSCar is a component model of this original synth but also contains a raft of new features such as polyphony, improved UserWave editing, enhanced filter modes, synchronised LFO and increased LFO waveforms, delay and chorus effects, and mono, duo and poly arpeggios.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21977
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I am a great of the original OSCAR. It is really a great little instrument. If this is new virtual instrument is anything like the original, and with the obvious improvements, this will be a winner for G-Media. There is one specific detail about these new virtual instruments that I am a bit concerned about. Most of them come with far more polyphony than the originals ever had, and this kind of changes the instrument into something completely different. I know how the old gear worked, so I can just set the parameters correctly, but newbies that have never played these old thingies.. and start out with a turbo poly mode.. they are really isiing the great carachter of the originals. It is kinda the same thing to say.. "hey, we have made a virtual instrument of the saxophone, and now it has 128 nmotes polyphony."

Keyboard players often have a serious illness, called the "polyphonic syndrome".

I guess they will issue virtual polypohonic maraccas soon! Oh, I guess they already have... Shocked

_________________
A Charity Pantomime in aid of Paranoid Schizophrenics descended into chaos yesterday when someone shouted, "He's behind you!"

MySpace
SoundCloud
Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mosc
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 17618
Location: Allentown, PA
Audio files: 125
G2 patch files: 60

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Looks like we are going to get a virtual everything in the not to distant future. Can't wait for the virtual ReVox or Tascam 3340 tape recorders.

I think this is a good thing. These new virtual synths are probably better than the original ones. Maybe people will take the old hardware versions and start using them for circuit bending. Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21977
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

In some ways, yes.. all the new virtual ones are far better. I guess you remember my comments re the CS 80 and others.

BTW: Just saw that Novell is beta testing a virtual version of 1988.

_________________
A Charity Pantomime in aid of Paranoid Schizophrenics descended into chaos yesterday when someone shouted, "He's behind you!"

MySpace
SoundCloud
Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mosc
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 17618
Location: Allentown, PA
Audio files: 125
G2 patch files: 60

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
Novell is beta testing a virtual version of 1988.


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing ROFL Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21977
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Shocked Very Happy Cool
_________________
A Charity Pantomime in aid of Paranoid Schizophrenics descended into chaos yesterday when someone shouted, "He's behind you!"

MySpace
SoundCloud
Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
egw



Joined: Feb 01, 2003
Posts: 1511
Location: Asheville NC
G2 patch files: 8

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think the character of these old instruments has as much to do with the physical style as it does with the sound. The real instrument would be a pleasure to own, just because of what it is. The virtual version just gives you a few more sounds to add to the thousands you already have, most of which you never actually use. A real synth is a joyful object.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
jeff harrington



Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 84
Location: Brooklyn

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

electro80 - beginners will always have problems, but the ability for me to play an octave here and there is far more important!!!

Mr. Green

_________________
music
portal
blog
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21977
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well .... yeah... sure... the octave...! Very Happy

My point is that the real essence of the these old instruments was a mix of their features and bugs. From my point of view these old creatures were instruments in the own right and could be mastered pretty well. The special playing skills that each of these thingies demanded is a set of skills that .. well.. will be lost. Like.. many of the "duophonic" monosynths would play amazingly different. A lot of my music is written for specific old synths and the notation does not make any sense if the matererial is played on.. "the polka workstation from hell" or a softsynth clone.

I am just making a point about the essence of instruments.. I am all for the softsynths.

_________________
A Charity Pantomime in aid of Paranoid Schizophrenics descended into chaos yesterday when someone shouted, "He's behind you!"

MySpace
SoundCloud
Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
themoors



Joined: Dec 15, 2003
Posts: 148
Location: northern england

PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hmm, im not sure we really need another virtual analogue vsti, the market is kind of overcrowed as it is, it might apeal to fans of the original model but then why would you want a software version when you have the real thing?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21977
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I will not argue either way, but personally I would love even more of these. I am hoping someone will issue a softclone of the Octave Instruments CAT2. The originals were pretty OK, but they all had serious issues. If you check out some oild threads here, you will see that even Howard is pretty sceptical about his old Moog Modular.. which he bought way back when it was new. In many ways the softclones are improvements.
_________________
A Charity Pantomime in aid of Paranoid Schizophrenics descended into chaos yesterday when someone shouted, "He's behind you!"

MySpace
SoundCloud
Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
paul e.



Joined: Sep 22, 2003
Posts: 1567
Location: toronto, canada
Audio files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro 80 ---

i installed impOSCar in os 9 a few days ago
OH MY OH MY
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21977
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, the original was quite fun! Very Happy Any modern and decent softclone woulld of course be just as fun.
_________________
A Charity Pantomime in aid of Paranoid Schizophrenics descended into chaos yesterday when someone shouted, "He's behind you!"

MySpace
SoundCloud
Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [13 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » News... » Gear News
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
e-m mkii

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use